Kinship and Continuity: Pakistani Families in Britain

1st Edition

Alison Shaw

Routledge
Published September 20, 2000
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9789058230768 - CAT# RX10285

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Kinship and Continuity is a vivid ethnographic account of the development of the Pakistani presence in Oxford, from after World War II to the present day. Alison Shaw addresses the dynamics of migration, patterns of residence and kinship, ideas about health and illness, and notions of political and religious authority, and discusses the transformations and continuities of the lives of British Pakistanis against the backdrop of rural Pakistan and local socio-economic changes. This is a fully updated, revised edition of the book first published in 1988.

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